Rwenzori-Virunga montane moorlands

WWF Abstract

Misty mountains rise from the equator, creating this ecoregion of incredible environmental and species diversity. This ecoregion occurs mostly above 9,800 feet (3,000 m) atop the Ruwenzori and Virunga mountains. Habitat types include lakes at various altitudes, marshy deltas and peat bogs, open montane grasslands, areas of scrub, patches of high elevation forest, glaciers, and even snow fields. Home to the vulnerable mountain gorilla, the Ruwenzori-Virunga Montane Moorlands contain two World Heritage Sites--areas set aside for protection by international treaties.
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Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Countries:Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda
Area:639,998 acres (258,998 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Parc National des Volcans National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER